Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program 2018

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21 Aug, 2017

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The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. Through this annual fellowship programme, we seek to deepen and broaden our growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa.

The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the AfDB (Abidjan), UNECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva).

Eligibility criteria

  • National of an African country
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience
  • master’s degree
  • under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • any additional criteria as set by the host.

Application process

Prospective fellows who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply directly to the current hosts:

The International Trade Centre

“The Mo Ibrahim Fellowship programme is an excellent opportunity to build the leadership and managerial skills of young men and women in Africa by placing them in the heart of the trade and development world. ITC has benefitted from hosting a number of Fellows who have provided great support to the work of the Executive Office. They have returned to their countries with greater skills, knowledge and confidence and ITC is pleased to be involved in building this next generation of African leaders”.

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa was established to encourage economic cooperation among its member states.

African Development Bank

The African Development Bank is a regional multilateral development bank, engaged in promoting economic development and social progress.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should visit

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